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What are some great horn resources?

March 5, 2012

The internet is awesome, right!? There are so many brilliant sites out there to help us brass players in mastering the instrument, so I thought I would piece together a small digital reference sheet of some of my favorites.  If you have others, please send them my way!

Hornexcerpts.org – A staple for anyone preparing an audition and a must visit.  This features all the most commonly asked for audition excerpts with recordings.  Some of the recordings might be a little suspect, but it is a great place to get started.

Imslp.org – Do you have any idea how much music is public domain?  A ton! Not only does IMSLP have horn solos like all the Mozart concerti, but it also has some complete etude books… like Kopprasch!

HornMatters.com – Everything you could want to know about horn.  Tons and tons of articles, tips, links, ect.

Hornworld.wordpress.com – A blog by University of Louisiana –Monroe professor James Boldin.  Regularly updated with interesting and relevant articles.

Howtopractice.com – They got the URL right.  This site is loaded with articles and ideas to help make your practicing more effective.

Bulletproofmusician.com – Run by Juilliard faculty member, Dr. Noa Kageyama, this site is loaded with articles on the addressing the psychological side of practice and performance.

JeffNelsen.com – Jeff Nelsen has done many things, but he is possible best known for his “Fearless” concepts for performance.  To get a rough overview, check out this video; http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxBloomington-Jeff-Nelsen-Fea

Youtube.com – Obvious right?  There are TONS of amazing videos and channels out there. Some channels that you must check out are;  OHSTeacher, HornSolos, Berlin Phil, and Horn Channel.

As always, please let me know your thoughts and comments! Happy practicing!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2012 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the link Andrew! Hope all is well with you.

    -James

  2. March 10, 2012 2:53 pm

    Makes perfect sense and I agree 100%. There are times when I have had the same discoveries on my instrument.

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